Attendance & Student Pick-Up

Absences or Tardiness/Absentee Line

Absentee Line: 763-213-8931

Parents are expected to contact the school by telephone for all student absences. Parents may call anytime (24 hours) to report a student’s absence or tardiness and the message will be recorded and relayed to the building. Failure to do this will result in an unexcused absence.

Examples        

A student is an hour late due to a dental appointment.

The tardiness is excused but the records show he/she was tardy.

A student reports for morning roll call, leaves for a dental appointment, and returns before noon roll call is taken.

The student is neither absent nor tardy.

A student goes on a trip with parents and misses a day or two of school. The records will show that the student was absent.

The absence may be excused but the records will show that he/she was absent. The teacher should be notified 3-5 days in advance so that arrangements for make-up work can be made.

Student Attendance

It is the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian to ensure the student is attending school, to inform the school in the event of a student absence, and to work cooperatively with the school to solve any attendance problems that may arise. It is recommended that doctor, dentist, or any other appointments be scheduled before or after the school day whenever possible.

  • Students May Enter Building at 8:55 a.m.
  • Start Time is 9:10 a.m.
  • End Time is 3:40 p.m.
Tardiness

Students who arrive at their classroom after the 9:10 a.m. bell will be considered tardy. A parent/guardian must accompany the student to the office to sign him/her in. Excessive tardiness will warrant a parent/principal meeting. Students who leave early will be marked tardy p.m.

For more on absences and tardiness, please refer to the K-5 Student Handbook.

Dismissal During the School Day

Try to avoid picking up students before the end of the school day. Learning continues until school is dismissed. If you must pick up your student during the day, please send a note to the teacher AND the office. Proper identification is required before a student is allowed to leave the building. Copies of legal documents restricting non-custodial parents from picking up students must be on file in the office. This is a safety precaution for your student.

Evening Dismissal Procedures

Stopping in the office at the end of the day right before dismissal has become difficult for parents and office personnel. To make this time easier for students, parents, and staff, we are adopting the following guidelines:

  1. Parents can send a note to school with their student to notify the teacher and office of who will be picking up their student at the end of the day.
  2. If parents are calling to notify the office that someone other than them will be picking up their student, please call prior to 2:00 p.m. and have the office contact the student’s classroom teacher. DO NOT leave this message on the teacher’s voice mail. The office will confirm this information if someone else is picking up the student by calling the parent at work or home. If we are unable to contact a parent, students will be put on the bus. For safety reasons, we will follow this procedure.
  3. Students will not be released to anyone other than the parent or legal guardian without parent authorization at the end of the day.

Thank you for supporting our effort to make this a safe dismissal time for students. (Parents desiring to pick up their student at the end of the day should sign out their student.) Each building will have a procedure. To support the safety of all students, your cooperation is needed to make evening dismissal safe.